March 2016

When I was hired on at an older law firm in town, it was with the hope that I would bring new clients in. The senior partners confided in me that business was not as bustling as it once was, and I knew exactly why. I told them that they needed to hire a company that does law firm marketing to make themselves relevant once again. They knew this though, because it is how they found me online and wooed me away from the practice that I was with. They liked what they saw, and I liked what they were offering me.

I knew that I would be able to climb the ladder a lot faster since there were only a handful of senior and junior partners at this law firm, compared to the dozen at my former practice. I also knew that this firm had such potential. With their name and my marketing connections, I knew that this was going to be an incredible match. I remembered that the company who handled the marketing for my former firm was Gromode. Since we handle a different aspect of legal care than my former firm, I didn’t see a problem with using them as my new firm’s new marketing team.

I knew that this company was going to be able to change the landscape of my new law firm. Their only problem was that when other companies were turning to online marketing, they were still relying on the tried and true methods that got them where they were. They forgot that they had to change though with the times, which is where I came in. With the majority of the marketing help coming from Gromode, I was able to put the law firm back on the map. As my reward, I am now a junior partner on the fast track to the top here!

I am still in my early fifties and I am not really ready for retirement, but things can change suddenly and in my case I had one of those offers that I could not really refuse. My family business has been in the same location for close to half of a century. When my grandfather opened it up this area was mostly farmland, but it was near the airport. It is a large piece of land and a developer offered me a lot for the land. At first I was thinking about opening a business in Brazil. Of course I was thinking about opening the sort of business where my individual responsibilities would be limited and the business focuses on several of my favorite avocations. I do not think that owning a golf resort is something that is a very practical idea, but I was thinking about something like a deep sea fishing charter service. You wonder how much it would cost to buy the sort of boat you would need for that and hire the fishing guides that you would need. Obviously I was thinking that it would be a lot less expensive in some place like Brazil, but in fact after you do some research there are a good many problems with the idea. To start with the economy is in dire straits down there and of course they have political turmoil. A lot of people seem to think that the current president should be the former president, they have been holding massive demonstrations so as to emphasize their feelings. I would be more interested in where they are going to be in the future to be honest. All of the problems would make it less expensive to buy something in fact. Then you have that Zika virus and that scares me way more.